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Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/02/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

By on Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York has accused prominent clerical abuse lawyer Jeff Anderson of spreading “ridiculous and groundless gossip” about him.

Cardinal Sean O’Malley will tell the Pope that the Irish Church has less than a decade to “avoid falling over the edge“, a priest has claimed.

Cardinal Antonios Naguib, the Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria, has said that Egypt is “shining with a new radiance” following the departure of Hosni Mubarak.

Fr Federico Lombardi has said that the greatest challenge facing Vatican Radio on its 80th birthday is “to enter into the world of social networks“.

Archbishop José Gomez has claimed that Opus Dei “was the most liberal organisation in the Church” before Vatican II.

The Ordinariate Portal publishes a transcript of EWTN’s interview with Fr Keith Newton, ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.

Damian Thompson asks whether the “Spirit of Vatican II” is waning in Britain.

Philosopher Christopher Tollefsen defends his critique of Live Action’s undercover video stings.

Chris Aubert has an uncomfortable email exchange with former Catholic priest, Fr Alberto Cutié.

Chris Lehmann wonders if the new Confession app is a step on the way to “cyber-utopian, new-machine dynamism”.

And Fr Jack McLain selects the very best Catholic iPhone apps.